In 2016, Lilian Pacce published her bestseller "O biquíni made in brazil", one of the most important books worldwide on the subject of swimwear and swimwear development, thus not only making a groundbreaking contribution to Brazilian cultural history, but also providing worthwhile insights into less researched topics relating to the bikini and providing new insights into fashion history. In autumn 2020, the bestseller was re-released and is now available not only in the Portuguese version but also in the English translation.
In her book "O biquíni made in brazil", Lilian Pacce sketches the European and Brazilian history of bikinis and swimwear from the 19th century to the present day, and in particular illuminates the Brazilian special path of swimwear development. From indigenous tangas to American pin-up history, from Carmen Miranda to Gisele Bündchen and Micheline Bernardini, from Louis Réard to Brazilian swimwear designers David Azulay and Cidinho Pereira - her book reveals a wealth of curiosities, historical prohibitions & scandals and tells the personal stories of Brazilian muses and pioneers such as Leila Diniz, Miriam Etz and Rose di Primo.
The book portrays them as designers and brands who believed in the potential appeal of this shocking and seductive invention of the bikini and used it to create their own models and new creations. With expressive pictures and Lilian's writing style, this book, in which she has been writing for over ten years, is an absolute "must-read" for all those interested in fashion and history.
Career breakthrough as journalist and curator - From McQueen to Galliano
Lilian Pacce is considered one of the most important publicists, journalists and curators in the field of swimwear and fashion design. The career of the Brazilian bikini expert already began in the 1980s, when the daily newspaper "Folha de S. Paulo" assigned her the sections fashion and art. In London, Paris and Milan she reported on catwalk shows at Fashion Week and conducted one-on-one interviews with legendary fashion designers such as Karl Lagerfeld and Vivien Westwood. In the 1990s, she studied at the London College of Fashion together with design greats such as Alexander McQueen and John Galliano. At the turn of the millennium, Lilian took over the direction of the Brazilian television show "GNT Fashion", which she hosted for 18 years. Her curatorial and literary skills led to a resounding success in 2017 with the exhibition "Yes! Nos Temos Biquini" (Yes! We have bikinis!), at the Centro Cultural do Banco do Brasil in Rio de Janeiro: a homage to swimwear of the 19th to 21st centuries in conjunction with contemporary art.
With words for a better world - Lilian Pacce as blogger and author
In addition, Lilian Pacce has published journalistic articles in renowned magazines such as "Big", "Veja", "Vogue", "Elle" and "Wish" and has received several awards as best Brazilian fashion journalist. Today, she also uses her personal fashion blog "lilianpacce.com" to highlight social and sustainability issues in addition to reports on the descriptive world of fashion: "My goal as a fashion journalist has always been to inform readers and viewers through communication and to make them better consumers," says the fashion expert, describing her vision.
Fashion guru with a green heart - Lilian Packe's commitment to environmental protection
Lilian Pacce combines her passion for fashion with a passionate commitment to social and environmental projects. She is particularly committed to campaigning against the use of disposable plastic bags. In 2007, at the invitation of Eduardo Jorge, the Minister of the Environment of the city of São Paulo, she curated an exhibition as part of the "Eu Nao Sou de Plastic" campaign to promote social awareness of the respectful use of synthetic materials. In 2009, she conceived the exhibition and auction of haute couture and vintage fashion in Iguatemi, São Paulo, the proceeds of which were donated to the Childhood Foundation for Child Protection.
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